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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2005
    MI USA
    Ace 400, AT Pro, equinox 800, Simplex
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    White gold at the beach

    Was actually heading to another beach at a state park, got there and the lot was full, literally no where else to park so I have the choice of waiting an hour or 2 or going to another beach, so I opted to leave.
    Hit this small beach and there was a pretty good sized crowd there, very hot day. Got in the water with my AT Pro and found this solid white gold band within 5 minutes, always nice when you find something quick. I knew it was white gold as soon as I saw it and left myself in suspense for half the day, didn't confirm it with mag glass until hours later [9.2 g's btw].
    Have had some nice groud finds this year but this is my first water score, felt good to see the gold in the scoop. Beach was pretty clean, found another tungsten ring, 2 quarters and 2 pulltabs thats it. Could have hunted more but water was a bit crowded for my liking so I only spent an hour or so in the drink.

    One of the pics is my AT setup, I have a mesh bag for coins and trash, never trused putting rings into a mesh bag so I used a carbiner clip zip tied to the handle, nice and secure. Sorry if some of the pics are sideways, don't always remember to turn the phone.
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    Last edited by Xraywolf; Jul 18, 2020 at 09:00 PM.
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  2. #2
    us
    beachcomber, treasure hunter, fisherman

    Jun 2016
    FL keys
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    Shes a beauty...congrats !!
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  3. #3
    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
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    If I saw that crowd I would have turned around and gone home...even spend some time with the wife rather than face that crowd. Congrats on the white gold ring.
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

  4. #4
    us
    Feb 2005
    MI USA
    Ace 400, AT Pro, equinox 800, Simplex
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrencetheMDer View Post
    If I saw that crowd I would have turned around and gone home...even spend some time with the wife rather than face that crowd. Congrats on the white gold ring.
    That shot makes the crowd look sparse, was pretty crowded in the water but I managed to keep distances by weaving, though typically I like to go in straight sweeps at that beach. Went back to the towel and had a smoke, 2nd time it was too crowded for me so I called it a day after the 2nd ring.
    There is a bigger beach at the same site, didn't go in the water though, I fed some seagulls and did a little sand detecting.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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  6. #6
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    steve andermatt

    Apr 2013
    California
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    Nice rings,I couldn't have hunted with that many people in the water or at the beach I always get the kids wanting to use my detector or throwing junk down in my path.I did a modification on my AT Gold to stabilize the box to the shaft because if you use it in the water much the two screws going from shaft into the box are a weak point and will snap the plastic that the screws go into.Garrett put a new box on mine luckily it was still in warranty.I reinforced once I got it back If you look for it I called it AT gold and Pro mod.I don't know how to link it in so you can see it.
    Last edited by Back-of-the-boat; Jul 18, 2020 at 10:26 PM.
    back of the boat

  7. #7
    us
    Feb 2005
    MI USA
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    Didn't have many problems with kids, most were smiling and polite, seemed to be extra glad to be out and about and a little socializing in the sun.
    One kid was following me around then figured out how to tell when I found something and he would dive down like an idiot and try to find it with his hand, when he came up I said hey, you need to keep your distance and he went away. Another little girl was gabbing a mile a minute and I tried the old trick of telling her I can't hear with headphones on, she kept gabbing and following me so I finally told her, you know, you shouldn't talk to strangers.
    She looked at me in disbelief and asked ,,, Are you a stranger ?? Didn't feel like explaining it to her so I said please go back to your mom, and she finally did.

    Have had the AT for over 5 years and no problems with box stability, I use it exclusively in the water never on land.
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    Jul 2013
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    Nice heavy gold!!

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    Aug 2016
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    nice gold

  10. #10
    us
    Feb 2005
    MI USA
    Ace 400, AT Pro, equinox 800, Simplex
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    Metal Detecting
    I always try to recreate my good finds in my mind, I can remember most in detail years later.
    Signal was solid, in the gold/pulltab range, and I thought hmmm, this is either a ring or a pulltab, but the signal seemed too solid for a pulltab so I had high hopes with the 1st beep. It took 3 scoops to retrieve, water fluctuated between clean and murky, was murky this time. I have white tape on the tip on my coil, which helps to see where the target should be. When its murky and I can't see the coil, I guide the scoop down the shaft until it should be in the right spot, I pull it back a little from there and scoop as deep as I can, unless it is very deep you almost can't miss using this technique, can do it blindfolded. Pulled the scoop up, shook it out and there it was, I thought "Oh yeah, he scored !" but I didn't react, just clipped it to my gear and moved on.

  11. #11
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    us
    Oct 2014
    Massachusetts
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    Well done, congrats!

  12. #12
    us
    Feb 2016
    central Texas
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    That carabiner clip is a great idea for rings...I'm going to "creatively acquire" it fo my next beach excursion....now I just need to find the ring like yours!

    Nicely done on your finds, sir

  13. #13
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    us
    Gulf Coast Digger

    Jun 2018
    Covington, La
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    That is a very nice ring you found. I always love the feeling you get when you get a great find.
    Keep your coil to the soil!

 

 

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